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Politics Tue, 21 Sep 2010

Two organizations to launch political project for women

Wa, Sept. 21, (Seidu), GNA - The Foundation for Security and Development in Africa (FOSDA) in collaboration with the Upper West region's Department of Women of the Ministry of Women and Children's Affairs will on Wednesday launch a project in Wa dubbed "Towards the Economic and Political Empowerment of Women in Ghana". A statement issued by the two organizations at Wa said the project seeks to address the severe under representation of women at all levels of government and decision making in the deprived northern regions of Ghana.

About 45 critical stakeholders from the Northern, Upper West, Brong-Ahafo and Volta regions would be brought together at a workshop to review, validate and launch the project.

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It has the objective of increasing the knowledge, self-confidence and relevant skills of selected women to become successful candidates for elections at local, district and parliament levels. This, the statement, said would be achieved through training courses and dialogue to ensure community buy-in while political parties would be engaged in debates on non-partisan basis to persuade them on the importance of supporting women candidates. The project would address women's rights and interests including natural resources services such as education and increase their representation and participation in decision-making at all levels.

Source: GNA
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